Free BILL OF SALE Template
Car, Truck, ATV, RV, Boat, Motorcycle

How to Create a Bill of Sale Template for a Vehicle, Boat or RV.

A Bill of Sale is a form used to document the sale and help you transfer ownership of a motor vehicle.

You will need a bill of sale template in order to register a used car, motorcycle, atv, recreational vehicle (RV), powerboat, jet ski or even a horse.

This document is required in order to apply for an original vehicle registration/title in most states of the US.

When buying a vehicle from an authorized dealer, the dealer usually submits your vehicle registration and title certificate application for the buyer.

Information needed on a Bill of Sale Form:

  • The date of the sale
  • The sales price.
  • Buyer and seller's names and addresses.
  • The vehicle's year, make, model, body type and VIN (vehicle identification number)
  • Both parties' signatures
  • Odometer reading(at time of sale)
  • Damage disclosure statement
  • Notary public seal (to id the seller and his/her signature)

Below you'll find a generic version you can use that your state may accept.



That in consideration of ______________________________________dollars ($ ___________ ), I, (seller's name) _______________________________________, do hereby certify that will sell, transfer, convey and deliver to ________________________________________ (buyer's name), the following vehicle:

Year:_____________ Make:_________________________ Model:_________________________ Body Type:____________________ Title Number:_____________________

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)_______________________________________________

Boat Hull ID #____________________________________________________________

The seller certifies that the odometer reading of the vehicle described above is:__________ miles.

Buyer certifies lien in favor of:

Buyer's Name
Buyer's Signature

The seller certifies that he/she is the lawful owner of said vehicle, that he/she has the right to sell the said vehicle and warrant it to be free of any claims, liens, security agreements, charges, encumbrances, and demands except lien holder noted above.

The above-described vehicle is sold in "AS IS" condition and there is no other expressed or implied warranty or guarantee.

I, (the seller) certify that all of the information provided in this document is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Seller's Signature

Subscribed and sworn before me on this ______ day of ____________________, 20_____.

Notary Public Seal


  • Proof of vehicle ownership
  • Proof of identity and date of birth of the registrant
  • Bill of Sale
  • Vehicle Registration/Title Application
  • Proof liability insurance
  • State's emissions standard (Smog Test)
  • Purchase/selling price (fees and taxes will be calculated at the dmv based on the blue book value of the vehicle) or 
  • Proof sales tax payment, exemption or purchase price

Contact your local DMV for more information and the necessary forms required in your state.

An official vehicle bill of sale form can be acquired for free at most DMVs in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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